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Reggie Advises No Super Mario Run For The Switch, Apple TV Not Ruled Out

Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America, recently had an interview with CNET, in which he advised that Super Mario Run won’t be coming to the Switch.

Development for Super Mario Run is different than development for Nintendo Switch [the company’s all-new Wii U successor, coming in March 2017]. With Switch we’re going to have a variety of input devices, a variety of ways for you to interact with the game. Here, it’s all the screen. So it’s a different type of development challenge. But at the core, our developers are looking to create content that you really can’t get anywhere else, you can’t experience anywhere else…that’s a core philosophy that’s going to continue.”

He also mentioned that the possibility of the new mobile game eventually coming to Apple TV hasn’t been ruled out:

“You know…we haven’t even launched Super Mario Run yet, so we haven’t even thought about those types of applications, but again, what I would say is, we developed this to live on these kinds of screens, and to be played in this type of experience, and we think that’s what it’s best for. Let’s see what happens after the 15th of December.”

So, it looks like Super Mario Run might not be exclusive to mobile, but it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing it on the Nintendo Switch any time soon.

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  1. Too bad you missed the other (also bigger) news from the Cnet article: Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem coming to smartphones before the end of March. And in-game monetizing (other than Super Mario Run) confirmed.

    1. }{ Hopefully the two are separate, and we don’t see them attempt to mash them up by doing the core mechanics of AC in a Fire Emblem world, like they tried to do, sort of at least, with the castle in FE: Fates… }{

  2. I know most don’t see this, but the fact that these games are going to be on all Apple devices eventually (not just phones) and NOT the switch…is essentially Nintendo going 3rd party or at least seems like they are open to finding ways to get their games on more devices than just their own. Personally, I don’t understand why Nintendo’s big heavy hitting games don’t go 3rd party. 3D Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart, Smash and Metroid could sell 40 million copies. They’d still have games like Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Pikmin, Splatoon, etc as further incentive to get a Nintendo console. That would bring the amount of exclusives more in line with # of exclusives Sony and Microsoft make.

    1. Could be the other way around too… I could easily picture the other two companies taking the same route as SEGA and ending up on Nintendo consoles. Nintendo has enough backing to endure multiple failures, whilst the other two take a hard hit with every new generation of gaming consoles that comes out. I was lucky enough to have multiple gaming consoles in my life and honestly the only ones that have games i still play to this day are from Nintendo. All the great franchises from MS and Sony like MGS, Uncharted, Halo, GTA, I played most of them and finished them too, and never once have I felt the urge to go back and play them again.
      But I can’t count the times I deleted my A Link to the Past or Metroid Fusion save file to play through it all over again.

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